J'ai un faible pour les miroirs de bronze. Est-ce par narcissime ? En tout cas, j'ai commencé une petite collection...

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Mirror with Four Dragons Pattern, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) 5th-3rd Century BC. 1995.274. Cleveland Museum of Art © the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Mirror with Serpentine Interlaces, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) early 5th-late 3rd century BC. 1995.268. Cleveland Museum of Art © the Cleveland Museum of Art

The mirror was cast in a ceramic mold. The concave concentric circles were polished while the remainder of the cast design received no finishing.

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Mirror with Serpentine Interlaces, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) early 5th-late 3rd century BC. 1995.269. Cleveland Museum of Art © the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Mirror with Serpentine Interlaces and Angular Meanders, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) early 5th-late 3rd century BC. 1995.271. Cleveland Museum of Art © the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Mirror with Serpentine Interlaces and Angular Meanders, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) early 5th-late 3rd century BC. 1995.272. Cleveland Museum of Art © the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Mirror with Quatrefoil and Feather Pattern, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) 4th century BC. 1995.267. Cleveland Museum of Art  © the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Mirror with Four T's, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) 4th century BC .1995.281. Cleveland Museum of Art  © the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Mirror with Five Blossoms and Overlapping Lozenges, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) 4th century BC1995.282. Cleveland Museum of Art  © the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Double-tier Mirror, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) 4th century BC
1999.220.
Cleveland Museum of Art  © the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Mirror with Serpentine Interlaces and Angular Meanders, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) late 4th-early 3rd Century BC. 1995.270. Cleveland Museum of Art  © the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Mirror with Serpentine Interlaces and Angular Meanders, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) 3rd century BC. 1995.277. Cleveland Museum of Art  © the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Mirror with Continuous Arcs against Whorl Pattern, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) 3rd Century BC. 1995.278. Cleveland Museum of Art  © the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Mirror with Double Quatrefoils, Dragons, and Phoenixes, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) 3rd century BC. 1995.279. Cleveland Museum of Art  © the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Mirror with Three Dragons, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) 3rd century BC. 1995.280. Cleveland Museum of Art  © the Cleveland Museum of Art www.clevelandart.org